Goals from Stephen Kelly and Lee Barnard (pictured) were enough for a 2-0 win against BSC Young Boys in the third/fourth place play-off in Naters, Switzerland.
Kelly gave the lads the perfect start by burying John Sutton's flick on after just three minutes and Barnard finished his one-on-one chance after 45 minutes to put the issue beyond doubt.
Coach Michael Stone beamed: "We're absolutely delighted with the lads. It was a great education against foreign opposition and they all did very, very well."
Holders Athletico Madrid retained their title after beating Juventus in the final.
Team v BSC: Burch (Rutherford), Kelly, Foster, Hughes, Henry, O'Donoghue, Marney, Bowditch (Barnett), Sutton (Noto), Barnard, Galbraith. Unused sub: Slabber.
Here are the details from the group stage of the tournament.
The lads beat Inter Bratislava 2-0 in their first Group One outing with goals from Lee Barnard and Ben Bowditch.
Team v Inter Bratislava: Burch, Kelly, McKie, Hughes, Henry, O'Donoghue, Marney, Bowditch, Sutton, Barnard (Barnard), Galbraith. Unused subs: Rutherford, Noto, Barnett, Foster.
John Sutton then struck twice against FC Zurich with Ron Henry grabbing the third in a 3-0 win in the 20-minute each way encounter.
Team v FC Zurich: Burch, Kelly, McKie, Hughes, Henry, O'Donoghue, Marney, Bowditch, Sutton, Barnard, Galbraith. Unused subs: Rutherford, Slabber, Noto, Barnett, Foster.
A goal in the 14th minute proved enough for Atletico Madrid in the final group game although the Spanish youngsters were indebted to their goalkeeper for the win after making a host of saves, most notably from Lee Barnard. The result meant Atletico Madrid went through to the final and we went into the third/fourth play-off.
Team v Atletico Madrid: Burch, Kelly, McKie (Slabber), Hughes, Henry, O'Donoghue, Marney, Bowditch, Sutton, Barnard, Galbraith. Unused subs: Rutherford, Noto, Barnett, Foster.
Additional information from Andy Porter in Naters.
Our Academy squad clinched third place in the Cup of the Alps on Sunday.